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Thursday, 29 March 2012

GreenBizCheck Launches the Green IT Assessment

March has been a very exciting month here at GreenBizCheck with the launch of our newest program the 'Green IT Assessment'.

Designed specifically for the IT Industry, this assessment covers all IT related practices with easy to implement recommended actions to help save companies 10% to 40% on their bottom line!

If your company would like to know more visit our website and register for a free consult with one of our certified consultants.

City Cat Ferry

Brisbane Ferries Committing to Further Sustainable Practices with GreenBizCheck ISO14001
Brisbane Ferries is currently in the process of completing their GreenBizCheck ISO14001 certification.

Communications Officer, Justine Day said, "It is important for Brisbane Ferries to achieve ISO14001, as under our environmental policy, we are committed to ensuring that sound environmental management practices are integrated into our operations and that high but relevant environmental standards are established across our business."

With the streamlined online GreenBizCheck process, the amount of time for staff and a certified consultant to complete a highly effective Environmental Management System has significantly been reduced (also resulting in big dollar savings for the cost of certification).

If your business requires a time and cost effective Environmental Management System, contact and we will have one of our helpful consultants contact you.

2012 StartupSmart Awards
GreenBizCheck has been chosen as one of Australia's Top 50 start-ups at the 2012 StartupSmart Awards.

The 2012 StartupSmart Awards, sponsored by Pitcher Partners, celebrate Australia's most innovative and fastest growing start-ups. This year, the awards featured more than 160 entrants and shined a spotlight on the best ideas and new businesses in the country.

Visit StartupSmart - GreenBizCheck to read the 2012 StartupSmart Awards article on GreenBizCheck.

Big Strides Little Steps

Big Strides Little Steps Showcase School Competition
This is a great initiative from City Smart in Brisbane to encourage schools to get involved in sustainability. They have teamed up with GreenBizCheck to award a certification for the winning school.

Is your local school taking big strides to become sustainable, or taking little steps in the classroom to raise awareness and change behavior?

GreenBizCheck have a specific education program and would love to become involved in helping your local school obtain recognition for the hard work they are already doing. Contact us to see how we can help further.

Green Easter Tips
With Easter just around the corner many people will be rushing out at the last minute to buy those often overpriced foil covered chocolate bunnies and eggs.

Here are some tips for this Easter to help you become more sustainable and protect your hip pocket:

  • Recycle packaging from any eggs you are given
  • Try to buy Fair Trade Eggs
  • Buy 1 or 2 Easter Eggs
  • Instead of an egg hunt organize a ribbon hunt, those with the most ribbons at the end receive 1 big egg.
  • Make Easter about what activities you can do, rather than how many chocolates you can get. For example, make Easter bonnets out of recycled paper or boil eggs and paint them. The list is endless.

Featured Client: Resources for Profit

Resources for Profit

Resources for Profit is comprised of a unique team of experienced professionals dedicated to improving the performance of your business, achieving the best cost management results and in turn maximising the impact on your bottom line.
We recently achieved GreenBizCheck Bronze Certification and as a cost management analyst company, understand the many benefits of sustainable business practices.
Each of our consultants has extensive knowledge of particular industries and proven expertise within specific cost categories, allowing us to match the appropriate consultant to your particular industry and subsequent business need.

Visit Resources for Profit's website

Great Barrier Reef suffering

Australia's Great Barrier Reef will suffer damage as a result of a decision to allow farmers in far north Queensland to resume using a pesticide, according to environmental groups.
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'Bigger global killer than dirty water'

OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050.
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Mining boom threatens Great Barrier Reef

A UN environmental team has arrived in Australia for a crunch 10-day assessment of the Great Barrier Reef, warning that the coral ecosystem is at a "crossroads" due to the soaring activity of the mining industry in the World Heritage Area.
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In this issue:

Featured Client: Resources for Profit

1. Great Barrier Reef suffering

2. 'Bigger global killer than dirty water'

3. Mining boom threatens Great Barrier Reef

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